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Staying Healthy as a Young Lawyer

A coaching client recently asked me for advice on staying healthy as a young lawyer and making time for wellness while working in biglaw. My client will soon be joining a large law firm as a first-year lawyer and over their third year of law school and summer of bar...

Sale: Survive & Thrive for New Lawyers

The transition from law student to lawyer can be tough. How tough?A 2015 survey by Barbri found that while 71% of law students believed they had sufficient skills to practice law, only 23% of practicing lawyers thought that those new lawyers had...

How to Spend a Slow Summer at Work

Many legal practices slow down for the summer. As a litigator, July and August tended to be some of my slowest months. Opposing counsel and courts seemed hesitant to set deadlines as everyone took one last summer vacation or break before the new school year started...

Staying Healthy as a Young Lawyer

A coaching client recently asked me for advice on staying healthy as a young lawyer and making time for wellness while working in biglaw. My client will soon be joining a large law firm as a first-year lawyer and over their third year of law school and summer of bar...

Sale: Survive & Thrive for New Lawyers

The transition from law student to lawyer can be tough. How tough?A 2015 survey by Barbri found that while 71% of law students believed they had sufficient skills to practice law, only 23% of practicing lawyers thought that those new lawyers had...

Staying Healthy as a Young Lawyer

A coaching client recently asked me for advice on staying healthy as a young lawyer and making time for wellness while working in biglaw. My client will soon be joining a large law firm as a first-year lawyer and over their third year of law school and summer of bar...

Sale: Survive & Thrive for New Lawyers

The transition from law student to lawyer can be tough. How tough?A 2015 survey by Barbri found that while 71% of law students believed they had sufficient skills to practice law, only 23% of practicing lawyers thought that those new lawyers had...

How to Spend a Slow Summer at Work

Many legal practices slow down for the summer. As a litigator, July and August tended to be some of my slowest months. Opposing counsel and courts seemed hesitant to set deadlines as everyone took one last summer vacation or break before the new school year started...

Taking Ownership as a Junior Associate

Photo by Alena Darmel on Pexels.com One of the best ways you can make a great impression as a junior lawyer is to take ownership over your projects, meaning you add value to your teams by going above and beyond in smart, helpful ways. That's a bit of a confusing...

Networking for Job Seekers (Free Course)

Photo by fauxels on Pexels.com I am thrilled to announce my latest online course, Networking for Job Seekers. If you're not including networking as part of your job search, you're missing out. In addition to finding jobs posted on online boards like Indeed or...

Summer Associate Advice Roundup

Law firm summer associate programs are well underway, so I’m posting a roundup of some of my past advice to summers. Have a burning question for me this summer? Just email it to thecareerfiles@gmail.com. GENERAL ADVICE...

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